Evaluating a Resource

The CRAAP Test

The CRAAP Test: Meriam Library, California State University.

CRAAP Test Prezi

  • Currency: The timeliness of the information.
  • Relevance: The importance of the information for your needs.
  • Authority: The source of the information.
  • Accuracy: The reliability, truthfulness and correctness of the content.
  • Purpose: The reason the information exists.

Score Sheet Version 2: The CRAAP test and You!

High Fructose Corn Syrup Example Site to Evaluate

Scholarly or Popular?

Internet safety example

Evaluating Wikipedia

Phoebe S. Ayers, Reference Librarian, University of California, Davis

Test yourself

Select a site and see what you think!

Moonbeam Enterprises
Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency
Dihydrogen monoxide 
California’s Velcro Crop
RYT Hospital
Feline Reactions to Bearded Men
Brain Transplantation
Mankato, Minnesota
General Delivery University
Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie
Stick Insects
The Onion
Burmese Mountain Dog
Jackalope Conspiracy
Pacific Tree Octopus
Museum of Hoaxes
Martin Luther King Hate Site
Home Page–Arthur Butz


Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.


Links to Evaluate

Google Search for: Roman Mythology– search results in order:

  1.  Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_mythology

    • View History and Talk
  2.  UNRV History www.unrv.com/culture/mythology.php  
  3.  Roman Gods www.gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/roman/
  4. Roman Mythology for kids
  5.  InfoPlease
  6. Behind the name
  7. ODYSSEY/Rome/Mythology
  8.  Roman Mythology

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